Tag Archives: Parenting

Getting Old: A Journal; Part Two: Good Stuff

I hadn’t intended to write more about getting old, at least not soon, after I had finished the first part of this journal.  Down the road a bit, yes, but not soon.  However, while contemplating it during a walk under … Continue reading

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Endings

First the disclaimer:  this is not an essay on writing, though I may use various aspects of writing as an example.  If you want to write, write.  Go ahead, just get started.  Do it any way you want and write … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care

A lot of things happen in life.  Many good things, yes, but also nasty things, discouraging things.  Recently, and by this I mean in the last three months or so, things have been going awry for me personally; I have … Continue reading

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Savoring the Unsavory, or, the Metaphysics of the Mundane

I spent years on the road not worrying about anyone else’s schedule at all:  I slept when I wanted, woke up when I wanted, stayed in one place or moved on, and so on.  There were hardships, sure; you can … Continue reading

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Bullying as Alien Encounter

With the launch of my new book, “The Dragon Ticket and Other Stories”, I have been thinking a lot about the subject of alien contact.  And because my youngest son has been daily coming out of the school gate in … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Christmas?

For me, Christmas passed by in a haze.  There were legitimate reasons, of course.  I had many hours of teaching work right up until the 23rd, and so had little time to contemplate much else.  Two of our sons got … Continue reading

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Stranded

Sunday, December 19th, was one of the most stressful days my wife and I have had in a long time.  As any parent knows, there is no paucity of anxiety when you are raising kids, but this situation was extreme … Continue reading

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Writers as Parents

On September 22nd, 2010, in response to John Scalzi’s post on the Science Fiction Writers of America website called:  “Writer and Parent?  Tips For Finding Your New Balance” I wrote the following: “I have five sons and my wife and … Continue reading

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